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Bipolar FBI informant gets a second chance at life

Bipolar FBI informant gets a second chance at life

By Jeanne McKinney

The real Dr. Mark Whitacre, subject of the film “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon, told his incredible story on Jan. 24 at a luncheon sponsored by the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. The meeting room was packed with friends and supporters seeking knowledge and hope for loved ones suffering from this diverse and often stigmatizing mental illness.

Whitacre’s brilliant career unraveled as the high-level corporate executive turned whistle-blower for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during the infamous 1990s Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) price fixing investigation. The stress of playing...

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